I treat the whole spectrum of problems having to do with food, weight and body image. These include Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder, Compulsive Overeating, Orthorexia, Night Eating Syndrome, Avoidant and Restrictive Feeding and Eating Disorder, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, as well as subclinical food, weight and body image concerns.
I provide psychotherapy and counseling for individuals, couples, families and groups. Currently I am providing services via a HIPAA compliant teletherapy program, and can treat anyone in the state of California where I am licensed. As health conditions permit I can also treat clients in person, either outdoors or in my spacious country office in northern Monterey county.
Steps To Becoming A Client In My Practice:
- Please fill out this contact form briefly stating your concerns and what you are hoping for in seeking counseling. Leave your availability for a return call.
- I will return your message to schedule a free consultation. This will be a 15 minute call to see if it is a good fit for us to work together. If my practice is full, or it is not a good fit, I will endeavor to provide appropriate referrals.
- If we set up an initial appointment you will need to fill out and send back new client forms in advance of the first session. The files are linked here. At the time of the intake call I will let you know which forms are relevant for your situation.
- Therapy is most effective when there is a good working relationship between the therapist and the client(s). Once we have embarked on the therapeutic journey we will periodically review how it is meeting your needs, and if this is the right level of care.
Do you take insurance?
Yes, I am currently “in network” with Anthem Blue Cross, Beacon Health Strategies, and MHN. With these plans you are only responsible for your deductible and copay. Additionally, many other insurance plans have good “out of network” coverage. I suggest that you call your plan and ask “What are my out of network, outpatient mental health benefits?” My billing service can handle the filing of those claims or provide you with a monthly superbill for you to submit.
How much does therapy cost?
My current fee is $150 for a 50 minute session. Insurance may cover all or a portion of this fee.
Do you keep a waiting list?
My practice is usually full but openings do occur on a fairly regular basis. I do not keep a wait list, as I like to encourage potential clients to get help right away while the motivation is high. Also, I cannot guarantee when a space will open. I will provide referrals, and encourage potential clients who are searching to circle back periodically as they are looking.